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Holding up
, 1990

Painting, 18 x 24 cm
Condo emerged as a painter in the New York art scene during the eighties. He coined the term Artificial Realism for his distinctive style of American painting that draws on the European tradition from Raphael to Duchamp, but combines this with the influence of popular cartoons. All the works shown here were exhibited in his solo exhibition at the Galeria Salvador Riera in Barcelona in 1992. Thus, while these images employ the broader art historical referents at play in Condo’s work, they combine this with numerous references to Pablo Picasso, and do so with both a sense of subversive parody and psychological complexity.

Technical details

Original title:
Holding up
Registration number:
327
Artist:
Condo, George
Date created:
1990
Date acquired:
1997
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan
Object type:
Painting
Media:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
18 x 24 cm (ancho x alto)
Credits:
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan. Formerly Salvador Riera Collection
Copyright:
© George Condo, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

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